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Summer Camps in the RGV 2017

2017 RGV Summer Camp Guide

Disclosure: Thank you to our camp guide sponsors who made this resource for our RGV moms possible. What are your kids doing this summer in the RGV? There are lots of opportunities, both fun and educational, right here in the Rio Grande Valley. With so many to choose from, we’ve created this guide to help […]

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World Water Day at IMAS

IMAS to Celebrate 2017 World Water Day

McAllen, TX- In keeping with the United Nations’ Global Initiative to raise awareness about the preservation and sustainable management of freshwater resources, the International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS) and McAllen Public Utility Board is pleased to invite the public and media to attend the 2017 World Water Day celebrating on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Since 1993, World Water Day, a global event held annually has been celebrated as a rallying cry for people to understand, value, and protect Earth’s vital water resources. IMAS’s celebration will explore the importance of water and water conservation in our community! Stop by the community tables to explore the wonderful resources available throughout the RGV. Join us for special animal talks and S.O.S shows, make a cloud in a bottle, enjoy a magic show by North Alamo Supply, and stop by the McAllen Fire Department table, plus much more!

It’s IMAS’ desire to have this water day extend into a ‘water way’ of life. It all begin by taking this one day to think deeply about water and how it effects our lives – to learn something new and to share that knowledge with someone else. IMAS World Water Day Celebration is included in the price of general admission: $7/Adult; $5/Senior or Student with ID; $4/Child (4-12). For more information, please call (956) 682-0123 or visit our website atwww.theimasonline.org.

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Monarch Celebration!

Monarchs make one of the most epic migrations in the animal kingdom. Join Quinta Mazatlán on Saturday, March 18th from 9 am to 2 pm to celebrate the first annual family festival to raise awareness about butterflies through activities, art, music, nature walks, talks, and culture on Saturday, March 18th from 9 am to 2 pm

All ages will enjoy walking into the butterfly tent, with butterflies and local flowering plants.

At the celebration, children will have fun learning about the amazing 2,000 mile migration and the life cycle of the butterfly with opportunities to accomplish badge requirements. Children will travel on the Migration Path, create art, enjoy stories, costume characters and face painting. During our musical performances we will be having a special Monarch March! All ages are invited to come in butterfly themed costumes to participate in our Monarch March!

Butterfly experts will be on hand to answer questions from all ages. Children and adults will have an opportunity to learn much about the habitat of butterflies and their influence on our eco system at the festival.

The Story of the “Monarch Migration” will be told by Tony Henehan at 10 am followed by the “Journey South” at 11 am by Sue Sill. At noon Carol Goolsby presents “Plant Native Milkweed for Monarchs” and John Brush at 1 pm on “Designing a Butterfly Garden”.

Artists will be exhibiting and selling art throughout the celebration with a special Butterfly Quilt Show. Musicians of all ages will perform including the Colibri Music Studio & Children’s Choir.

Journey over to Quinta Mazatlan on Saturday, March 18th between 9 and 2, $5 per person at the gate entrance. For more information please visitwww.quintamazatlan.com or call 956-681-3370.

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